It's great to see the team over at The Restart Project get featured on BBC News - and to make it into the top 3 most watched videos, woop!
'Restart parties' are helping teach and empower people to repair stuff themselves all over the world - see if there is one near you!
This time last year something wonderful happened, we met Joanne - and we haven't stopped talking about her since.
She'd just completed the epic Yukon River Race with 5 of her friends (paddling day and night for 54 hours!) - amazing right?
We were excited and very proud when we learnt that sugru had played a little part in her story .
So when we found out Joanne was going for it again, only this time with only her friend Andrea, we wanted to help. We have never sponsored anyone before, so this is a big moment for us.
But we think there is something pretty special in helping support ordinary people do awesome things.
So next week, we will start telling Joanne's story as she prepares for her next adventure.
It's going to be epic!
Space is getting pretty tight at our little factory these days, but sugru-er Mark has inspired us. I mean seriously just look at his house! Mark is the founder of Vertical Veg - a site that shows people how to grow food in tiny spaces. We're excited that he's started to experiment with sugru in some of his projects !
Well we've been thinking that our big office windows could use some greenery for a while now. So we've started collecting cans, soup pots and seedlings.
Our plan is to try to nurture a humble little hanging gardens of sugru!
Jane just brought in some of her tomato seedlings!
We'll keep you posted on their progress!
how.do are a small but kick-ass bunch of makers, engineers and designers from all over the world. Exciting times too 'cos they've just moved into their brand new offices in Berlin!
They are developing a community and app that lets you create and share stories through sound and pictures. 'Doers' are capturing everything from DIY to cooking, LED hacking to sugru -ing.
They look just like this, aren't they cool?
Check out their free app and start sharing your projects with us! We're starting to play around with the app, so expect more from us soon.
Here's our first go and some favourites we've found so far.
We always love hearing from sugru dad's - they work small miracles, they teach us things we didn't know and are always up for a fixing challenge, whether it's big, small or nonexistent! So here are 5 examples of sugru dad's letting their dadness shine.
Elevate his dadness this Father's Day with our sugru gift bundles.
1. helping save the space shuttle launch!
Oh no! Peppa Pig has a big adventure in space planned, but she's missing her seatbelt. No problem for sugru dad Paul who stepped in to build a new one just in time for lift off!
2. keep the sheriff's office open for business
Life can be tough in the wild west, luckily sugru dad Niall stepped in to help the sheriff out when his roof collapsed.
3. always looking out for you
Kid's are curious little creatures, so parents always need to be on their toes. Good job dad Mikkel is always one step ahead of his little ones .
4. gives you freedom to play
Christian's daughter loved her new scooter so much she wanted to use it inside, but mum and dad were worried about scratches to their nice floor. Thanks to some clever thinking from dad, she is now safe to zoom around where ever she wants!
5. always on call to do a spot of emergency giraffe surgery!
Accidents will always happen, so sugru dad Mark opened up an emergency giraffe clinic for his son in their NYC apartment.
So just for Father's Day, let's egg them on, and celebrate their dadness :)
UK based Youtuber Nothinghereok has rebuilt and restored an old Triumph Spitfire engine he found on eBay.
It took 11 months, 3000 pictures and a lot of coffee to make this amazing animation - totally worth it !
Last night in Covent Garden someone spotted Johnny Borrell (from Razorlight!) sneaking a look at the sugrucar!
He looks like he was filming his new video pushing a piano down the street.
Does anyone know what the song is? Let us know...
Is your dad a sugru-er yet? If not, how come? Every dad deserves a little cutting-edge material tech in their life.
It's Father's day coming up on the 16th June (that's a Sunday!) make it the day that you elevate 'his dadness' to a whole new level.
Buy one of our dad's day gift bundles and you'll get an 8x5g pack for you, an 8x5g pack for him and a free Fixer's Manifesto Poster or t-shirt.
(Who deserves the poster / t-shirt more? Weigh that one up while it's in the post)
* The offer is open for the month of June, and even if it's not dad's day where you are, it's open to you too.
Oh and check out the video we made for dad's day last year. (including Jane's dad!) [sugru dads] There's method in the dadness
David Kemp is an artist who makes things from found objects. He lives in a derelict mine building on the Tinners Coast in Cornwall.
He especially loves to create things out of discarded material from the mining industry.
Twenty years ago, he was told about a pile of old miners boots that were to be buried, so he salvaged them and created The Hounds of Geevor!
Maker Faire is known as the greatest show and tell on Earth and this year it was bigger and better than anything we've seen before!
From crazy 3D printing to cupcake cars, cardboard robots to time machines (yup!) - the place was buzzing with creativity and people sharing their skills and passion for making things. That's what happens when you get over 100,000 makers all in one place!
This year we created our stand using 70 cardboard boxes and 6 rolls of sugru tape...oh and the biggest poster we've ever made!
We really wanted our stand reflect the amazing things that sugru-ers all over the world are creating. So we took along your creations including the Solder Buddy, an upcycled vase , kid-proof camera , DIY bike light , DIY battery holder , Go Pro pole mount and loads more.
And oh boy did it work :)
From the moment the doors opened our stand was swamped!
The next 2 days were a bit of a blur of high 5-ing, fist bumping and hugging our way through 1000's of sugru-ers and introducing the magic of sugru to people who had never heard of us. The jaw dropping look on people's faces made it worth the 12 hour flight and jet lag!
By the end of the first day we had SOLD OUT! We went home to our lovely Airbnb home for the week a little shell shocked and in need of a GnT!
We also got a chance to explore the Faire and meet some awesome people. Here's a few of our favourites.
Spark Truck - an amazing project run by students from Stanford University who are driving across the USA to bring creativity and hand's on learning to kids.
not impossible labs - an amazing team who create low-cost, DIY open-source solutions for real people with real needs.
But we couldn't have done it without the help of our amazing volunteers - Davin, Adina, Jing, Ellen, Caroline, Kristine, Jess and Kristin you rock!
Looks like we're going to need a bigger frame for next year!